Another Country Club Plaza redevelopment faces height challenge

Kansas City-based Northpoint Development wants to add three stories to the Plaza Medical Building at the northeast corner of the Country Club Plaza. The proposal to convert the vacant office building to an assisted living center challenges part of the Midtown/Plaza Area Plan governing building heights in the Plaza ‘bowl.’


Chipotle plans to open burger restaurant

A spokesman for the chain, Chris Arnold, said in an email Thursday that the company’s first Tasty Made burger restaurant will open in this fall in Lancaster, Ohio. Chipotle says the menu will be limited to burger, fries and milkshakes.


Sprint to reclaim some employees as Ericsson contract ends

Sprint’s chief technology officer John Saw wrote in a blog post that only parts of the network deal with Ericsson will be extended when it expires in September. It means some employees will return to Sprint’s payroll. When the deal was struck, about 6,000 Sprint employees, including 2,000 in the Kansas City area, essentially switched to Ericsson, but Saw and the company are offering no indication of how many jobs would return.


Crawford Architects wins Minnesota Vikings job

Kansas City-based Crawford Architects will design a new practice facility and headquarters for the Minnesota Vikings. Crawford will team with Minneapolis-based Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. to build the project, which is scheduled for a March 2018 opening.


Resume tips to win the system’s love

Most large and midsize employers use applicant tracking systems — software applications that help wade through the applicant pool to find the best-qualified job candidates. Job hunters need resumes that match the top keywords in job descriptions in order for the computer system to rate the application highly enough for human eyes to follow up.

Kids & Money

Pokémon Go also means ‘ka-ching’

If your kids are turning into Pokémon fanatics, it could cost you and in more ways than you think. Although the Pokémon Go game is free, there are several ways to enhance the gaming experience that can dent your wallet.


Copier explodes in colorful cloud

Datamax of Kansas City dropped a copier from a 110-foot-high crane on Thursday near their headquarters in Lenexa. The event was the culmination of their "worst copier in Kansas City" contest which was won by the nonprofit Ad Hoc Group Against Crime.
Keith Myers The Kansas City Star
Copier explodes in colorful cloud 2:02

Copier explodes in colorful cloud

Meet the neighbors: Sprint welcomes employees new to Kansas City with a party 2:30

Meet the neighbors: Sprint welcomes employees new to Kansas City with a party

Veolia plant goes 'green' in downtown Kansas City 1:03

Veolia plant goes 'green' in downtown Kansas City

Kansas names director of drones 2:37

Kansas names director of drones